December 2020 Chapter Chat


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The Alaska Chapter is proud to recognize Captain Anthony “Tony” April, NA Session 226, of the Alaska State Troopers for his appointment to the NOBLE, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement. On July 28, 2020, he received the NOBLE Oath of Office to serve as NOBLE Region Six Vice President. His election was historic because he is the first FBINA Graduate from Alaska to hold this position. As Region Six Vice President, he will oversee the following the states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington State, and Wyoming.


Chapter News

Congratulations and welcome to Suzanne Turner, who was named the S.A.C. in charge of the San Diego Office. Prior to joining the FBI, Ms. Turner served as a Sheriff’s Deputy and a Police Officer in Ohio.

California Chapter’s oldest member at 96 years young, Bert Seymour, NA Session 80, has written a book about his time at the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department and his time at the FBINA. Such a fun read, the book, “Cow County Lawman” can be seen on Facebook.


Chief (ret.) Cynthia Renaud, NA Session 214, was recently appointed to serve as the President of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), a worldwide law enforcement executive organization comprised of over 31,000 members. Chief (ret.) Renaud is the 2nd woman President in the 127-year history of the IACP.

Congratulations to Pedro Espinoza, NA Session 270, who was sworn in as the new Police Chief of Gilroy Police Department. Chief Espinoza is a 25-year law enforcement veteran who started at Gilroy Police Department in 2003 and worked his way up to become a Captain. Prior to working for the Gilroy Police Department, Chief Espinoza worked in Vacaville as a patrol officer and detective and the UC Davis Police Department as a patrol officer.


Congratulations to Chula Vista Police Department Captain Vern Sallee, NA Session 270, who retired after 25 years of service. Captain Sallee is active in the San Diego Chapter, attending events and serving on the scholarship committee.

Congratulations to Chief of Mountain View Police Department, Max Bosel, NA Session 255, who will be retiring at the end of the year. From all of Max’s fellow Chiefs on the Santa Clara County Chief’s Association and all who know and have worked with Max, he will be sorely missed. Enjoy your retirement Max, you have earned it!

Eastern Pennsylvania


The Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter is saddened by the loss of our brother Mark Dorsey, NA Session 202. May he rest in peace.



Douglas Muldoon, NA Session 153, Director of Law Enforcement Relations for ecoATM and the Retired Chief of Police for the Palm Bay Police Department in Palm Bay, Florida was recently re-appointed to serve on the Transnational Crime Committee of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). The IACP has 31,000 members from the United States and 165 foreign countries.

The association serves as the professional voice of law enforcement and addresses cutting edge issues confronting law enforcement through advocacy programs and research, as well as training and other professional services. As part of the Transnational Crime Committee, Director Muldoon will provide valuable expertise and help guide the future of the IACP Transnational Crime Committee and the law enforcement profession.

“Douglas Muldoon was chosen as a member of the Transnational Crimes Committee because he exemplifies a high-level of commitment to the Association’s values and to the law enforcement profession, Chief Muldoon (Ret) had served as the President of the FBI National Academy (2013), the worldwide relationships cultivated by Chief Muldoon played an important part in connecting law enforcement partners, those relationships will continue to provide a value to the Transnational Committee .“ said IACP President Deputy Executive Director Terrance M. Cunningham.

The Sarasota Police Department is sharing the following news release from the Aspen Institute and the ADL (Anti-Defamation League) as Sarasota Police Department Deputy Chief Patrick Robinson, NA Session 257, has been selected to take part as a Fellow in the prestigious second class of the Civil Society Fellowship.

The Civil Society Fellowship, a partnership of the Aspen Institute and ADL, aims to prepare and engage the next generation of community and civic leaders, activists, and problem-solvers from across the political spectrum. The new Fellows include conservatives and liberals and are mayors, chiefs of police, professors and educators, entrepreneurs, nonprofit leaders, journalists, lawyers, poets, athletes, and activists.


Chapter News

The Georgia Chapter Winter Business Meeting is on schedule for January 13-15, 2021 in Augusta – registration information is at


Congratulations to Chris Hosey, NA Session 247, on his appointment as Deputy Director for Investigations at the Georgia Bureau of Investigations, GBI. DDI Hosey has been with the GBI since 1987.

Kansas Western Missouri


FBI Kansas City Division ASAC Shelley Doherty retired on September 30, 2020 after 23 years of service! Shelley accomplished many things in her career including being a case agent on PENTTBOM (9/11 investigation) in the New York Office as well as representing the FBI around the world while a Unit Chief in the Global Operations Unit - Counterterrorism Division. Her ultimate goal was to serve in the Kansas City Division where she worked both criminal and national security matters. Shelley is proud of having been supported and part of the KC Division and the many relationships she enjoyed over the years. She is truly retiring and plans on doing some volunteer work in the future. Shelley has been very active in our Chapter for years and we greatly appreciate all of her continued support! We wish her the very best in retirement and know we will see her at the Retrainers!!

Laura Wright, NA Session 212, retired from the Camdenton, MO Police Department on October 15, 2020 after over 40 years in law enforcement. She started as the department’s secretary in 1979 and was immediately hired as an officer. Laura worked her way up through the ranks and has been the Chief since 2000. She supported many organizations including the FBI National Academy (one of the highlights of her career!), MO Police Chiefs Association, and Concerns of Police Survivors. She has also been a member of the Optimist Club of Camdenton for over 30 years and Board member for Citizens Against Domestic Violence since 2008.

She is thankful to her mentor, former Chief Elmer Meyer, NA Session 99, who passed away in April 2020, the support of the City leaders, her supervisors, dedicated staff, and community. She is truly honored to have served the citizens of Camdenton over the years. We wish Laura the very best in her retirement and many peaceful days ahead!



Chief Jimmy McCloud, NA Session 215, retired from the Batesville Police Department on November 12, 2020 after 27 years of service with the agency. Jimmy is also a Past President of the Mississippi Chapter from 2013 to 2015. Jimmy has accepted a position as a State Director for Virtual Academy where he will continue to serve law enforcement agencies around the state. We thank Jimmy for his dedication and service and for his contributions to the Mississippi Chapter. We wish him all the best in his new career!

Montana Idaho


Brad Gremaux, NA Session 271, recently retired from the Division of Criminal Investigation at the Montana Department of Justice, following 26 years of law enforcement service. His career spanned time as a sheriff’s deputy, police officer, and state narcotics investigator where he was part of the FBI Safe Streets Task Force. His career culminated with promotions to Resident Agent in Charge of a field office and eventually as Narcotics Bureau Chief for the state. DCI Administrator, Bryan Lockerby, NA Session 200, presented Brad with his retirement plaque, thanking him for his leadership and many years of commitment to public safety.



Congratulations Captain Benjamin Houchin, NA Session 229, promoted to the rank of Chief Deputy with the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, Nebraska.


Congratulations Sheriff Tim Dunning, NA Session 152, retiring after 26 years as Sheriff with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office in Omaha Nebraska. Sheriff Dunning served 22 years with the Omaha Police Department prior to being elected Sheriff in 1994. We wish Sheriff Dunning all the best in retirement and thank you for your service!

Congratulations, Former Lancaster County Chief Deputy, Todd Duncan, NA Session 269, on your move to the private sector. Thank you for your service.

New Jersey


Michael McCann, NA Session 240, Director of Law Enforcement Relations for ecoATM and the Retired Chief of Police for the River Vale Police Department in River Vale, New Jersey recently accepted an appointment to serve on the Crime Prevention Committee of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). The IACP has 31,000 members from the United States and 165 foreign countries.

The association serves as the professional voice of law enforcement and addresses cutting edge issues confronting law enforcement through advocacy programs and research, as well as training and other professional services. As part of the Crime Prevention Committee, Director McCann will provide valuable expertise and help guide the future of the IACP Crime Prevention Committee and the law enforcement profession. Chief McCann (Ret.) had served previously on Computer Crimes and Digital Evidence Committee.

“Michael McCann was chosen as a member of the Crime Prevention Committee because he exemplifies a high-level of commitment to the Association’s values and to the law enforcement profession, Chief McCann (Ret) has implemented and had immediate oversight of many Crime Prevention initiatives in his law enforcement career, and we look forward to his continued forward thinking ideas in a very unique time in law enforcement“ said IACP President Deputy Executive Director Terrance M. Cunningham.

New Mexico

Chapter News

The New Mexico Chapter hosted the Comprehensive Officer Wellness Train the Trainer October 19-21st at the Rio Rancho Police Department with 15 participants representing 10 agencies from New Mexico, Montana and Texas. First Tactical cooked lunch Tuesday for three different classes being conducted at the Department along with on-duty personnel, COVID-19 Safe Practices and social distancing was practiced by all.


Retired Hobbs, NM Police Chief Chris McCall, NA Session 241, was selected to become the new Chief of Police for Kerrville, Texas. Chief McCall will begin his new duties November 30th and he is committed to remaining a member of the New Mexico Chapter while also joining the Texas Chapter. Chief McCall is a diehard Red Raider fan, not sure how that will go over in his new home?? Congratulations Chief!

Retired Albuquerque Police Department Commander Donnie Olvera, NA Session 260, came out of retirement to take a position as Deputy Chief of the Albuquerque Police Department. Congratulations Donnie on your return to APD!


Albuquerque Police Chief Michael Geier, NA Session 253, retired September 18th following a combined 47 years of law enforcement service. Chief Geier retired first after serving 20 years in Chicago, came to Albuquerque starting as a patrol officer to Commander with Albuquerque PD before retiring and taking over as Rio Rancho, NM Police Chief from 2014-2017 before becoming Chief of the Albuquerque Police Department.

Hobbs Police Department Deputy Chief Brian Dunlap, NA Session 251, retired September 30, 2020, after 22 years of service from June 1998 to Oct 2020. During Brian’s 22-year career he worked through the ranks at Hobbs Police Department actually starting at the department as an intern, while completing his Criminal Justice Degree from New Mexico State University, and eventually achieved the rank of Deputy Chief of the Department in 2013. He served as the Interim Chief of Police for Hobbs Police Department for 6 months during 2019. During his career he served on the board of directors for Leadership New Mexico and as a board member of many local charity organizations. Brian is currently spending his time coaching his son's travel league baseball team and hunting. His leadership presence will be missed at Hobbs Police Department.


Retired FBI Special Agent Calvin Guymon passed away September 26, 2020 at the age of 77. Cal served the San Francisco Field Office from 1972-1977; Gallup, NM Resident Office from 1977-1980, and the Albuquerque Field Office from 1980 until his retirement in 2001. While in Albuquerque, Cal served as the FBINA Coordinator for many years. Cal is survived by his wife Gail, daughters Tracy Lynn Gohrick and husband Steve of Las Cruces, New Mexico; Teri Lee Guymon and spouse Olga of Albuquerque; seven grandchildren, three great grandchildren and one of the way; his brother Jimmie Guymon of Southampton, England, and numerous Nieces and Nephews.

New York Eastern Canada

Chapter News

Recently rediscovered was this plaque at the Fire Island Lighthouse dedicated to the late Inspector Bart Hose, NA Session 92. Bart Hose was an Inspector with the Suffolk County Police Department and the namesake of our Bart Hose Shoot and award. The Fire Island Light House is a national historic site. The Chapter has honored him for many years in giving an annual competitive award in his name. The criteria emphasizes exceptional the exceptional leadership qualities of the nominee.